Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

NHS - Community Paediatrics, South

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Type of service:
Health Services
Address:
Sudborough House, St Mary's Hospital, London Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7PW
Telephone number:
01536 313850
Service description:
Children and young people do not need a formal diagnosis of learning disability to access community paediatric services. The offer is provided to children with global developmental delay, or moderate to severe learning difficulties as identified by educational assessment. This will include some children with known learning disability, some with undiagnosed learning disability, and some who do not meet criteria for a learning disability diagnosis.

Community paediatricians are child health doctors who have been trained in hospital and in the community. They can help with medical assessments of children with delayed or unusual patterns of early development, assessment and advice for health problems affecting education and school progress, care packages for disabled children and interagency meetings.

Each school has an allocated Community Paediatrician from our team. We will work with all children from birth to school leaving age. We aim to work closely with parents and carers at all times and value feedback on our services.

Community Paediatricians have experience of working with families and as part of a team to assess children and coordinate services for those with chronic illnesses, disabilities, learning difficulties and other special needs, including assessment for ADHD and Autism.

Access to our Community paediatricians can be made through referrals from nursery or school staff, health visitors, social workers, therapists and GPs. The team are more than happy to discuss referrals with parents. However, they will need a letter from the GP, school staff or other professional in order to secure an appointment. The main switchboard is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 19 years
Opening hours:
Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Education or school
  • G.P or health referral
  • Professional referral
  • Referral management centre (RMC)
Last updated on:
15/08/2017
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